Spring 2016 A-TeChToP Central Sensor Suite Sensor Post #2

By: Stephen Cortez (Electronics Engineer)

Introduction

This blog post will cover the remaining two sensors that were made by the group, which includes the ECG and blood oximeter. Research concluded that commercial devices for these categories were either too large or too expensive to implement into the project, requiring custom sensors.

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Spring 2016 A-TeChToP Project Manager Advice to Future A-TeChToP Groups

By: Cody Dunn (Project Manager)

Introduction

A Project Manager’s Could Have, Should Have, Would Have, Guide to a Successful A-TeChToP

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Spring 2016 A-TeChToP Central Sensor Suite Sensor Post #1

Stephen Cortez (Electronics Engineer)

Introduction

For the Spring 2016 semester, the A-TeChToP project was divided into two portions: the Central Sensor Suite (CSS) and the Seizure Watch (SW). This post will discuss the detailed instructions to wire, test, and program the sensors chosen for the CSS portion. First, there are five sensors in total that are used in this project which cover temperature, orientation, electrocardiography, pulse, and blood oxygen.

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Spring 2016 A-TeChToP Detailed Mission Profile

By: Cody Dunn (Project Manager)

Overview

This blog post discusses the Mission Profile in more detail and explains the California FITNESSGRAM, a standard test implemented at California public schools in elementary, middle, and high school.

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Spring 2016 A-TeChToP Final Hardware Design

By: Mimy Ho (Manufacturing Engineer)

Introduction

Up to this point, we have the 3D printed case, completed and working PCB, and the battery that we finalized that we use for the Central Sensor Suite.  So, we are moving forward to the next step of the project is to assemble our final product. This blog post will explain in detail how the material is chosen for the strap, what kind of wires will be used and how to attach the sensors to the strap.

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Spring 2016 A-TeChToP Seizure Detection Methodology

By: Rose Leidenfrost (Electronics Engineer)

Overview

This post covers the methodology, hardware, software of the seizure detection circuit using the Arduino Pro Mini.

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Spring 2016 A-TeChToP Updated Level 1 and 2 Requirements

By: Cody Dunn (Project Manager)

Omar Rojas (Systems Engineer, Central Sensor Suite)

Robin Yancey (Systems Engineer, Seizure Watch)

Introduction

The A-TeChToP project was ultimately split into two different projects for manageability. Therefore, it was important to create requirements for both the Central Sensor Suite and the Seizure Watch. The Level 1 and Level 2 requirements are outlined in this post.

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Spring 2016 A-TechTop Seizure Watch Subgroup Final Manufacturing

By Marena William (Manufacturing Engineer)

Introduction

Following the modifications done to minimize the size of the PCB, a new design in SolidWorks was done to reflect the changes in dimensions. The new design does not only show a change in dimensions, but it also illustrates how we overcame the electrodes’ wiring problem without having any wires coming out of the watch housing.

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